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Dunbar House Restaurant & Tea Room

1 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
+1 508-833-2485
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  • Average8%
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American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tea room to visit while on Cape Cod! The atmosphere is nice; service is great; tea is superb! We take our grandchildren here when they visit and they love it!

Thank Bostonwhaler43
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I visited here a couple of years back and loved, loved, loved my experience, but it has changed totally. It is now more of a wine and tea house. Desserts were limited. There is no gift shop anymore. Service is very, very slow considering there...More

Thank takemeawayanytime
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I had lived in the UK for a while and I really miss tea rooms. I was very excited to find this spot! My husband and I both ordered the Windsor Tea, which includes finger sandwiches, pastries/desserts, and scones with cream (not like Devonshire clotted...More

Thank 13Narya
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Afternoon tea is perfect for a special lunch. However, do not sit in the room with the view because the noise from the kitchen is very loud.

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Went with my mom, sister & daughter. We sat outside which was lovely. Everyone but me had the special of the day chicken leek pie or something. They all said it was good. I had the spanakopita. It was ok. Kinda dry. My disappointment was...More

Thank JoAnna G
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Little hidden place with good menu and immense tea collection. You can try any - iced teas, hot teas - all of them are just excellent. Restaurant is stylish inside and has cosy outside space.

Thank WunderKid S
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Discovered on a random trip to Sandwich. Gorgeous little place. Elegant inside with a smart bar area. Idyllic outside in the shaded garden area. Varied food choices, wonderful hot scones. Excellent service. Hope to return one day

Thank JudithCharming
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Stopped at Dunbar House on the way to the Sandwich Glass Museum. Beautiful place with extensive selection of teas. Soups, salads, sandwiches on the menu for lunch as well as usual afternoon tea. Attached taproom offering beer and wine. Dinner menu, too. Excellent food at...More

Thank debra3472
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

After visiting Heritage Museum and Gardens, we wanted a lite bite and refreshments...and we could have relaxed here all afternoon! We each had a scrumptious salad with chicken salad on one and sliced smoke salmon on another, accompanied by a pot of hot tea. One...More

1  Thank thaward
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The Tea Room is a must visit every time we are on the Cape. This was probably our 10 year and it has been wonderful to see the improvements year after year. The scones are the BEST and the other meals are excellent. A classic...More

Thank skippyparke
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14 September 2016|
Response from Rennah | Property representative |
Yes! Just ask your server.
11 August 2015|
Response from Carolhsfo |
Do you have a gluten free menu?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: +1 508-833-2485
Lunch and afternoon tea at Dunbar House Restaurant & Tea Room is a charming and memorable experience in an idyllic historic New England setting seven days a week from 11-4:30. On Friday and Saturday nights tapas are served with live music in the wine bar and tavern starting at 5. Dine in the cozy English tea room, the sunny dining room, the tavern or under an umbrella outside on the patio overlooking a beautifully landscaped lawn and garden overlooking band beautiful Shawme Pond.
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